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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 18, 2012 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: in the Home Provide Greater Health Risk Than Benefit

How many encounters do you need to make your sample set valid?

My scenario wasn't imagined. I'm 1 for 1. Fortunately, no one was permanently hurt, but the young man walked with a limp for quite awhile.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 18, 2012 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: in the Home Provide Greater Health Risk Than Benefit

I don't think there are ANY exceptions to the "spree" folks are not criminals, right?

As to defense, sure, lots of exceptions--ie, homeowner stops criminal--but those don't magically evaporate with VERY strict gun control...people like you would still have them, but ave folks would not, and ave folks are NOT the ones that make up your exceptions.

Assume that makes sense: people who KNOW how to use guns in the rare exceptions will STILL have them, even with v strict regulation, BUT the imagined "ave joe blow" that is supposedly DENIED access to guns by a bunch of laws, just DOESN'T exist...In essence, the myth of it being a bunch of folks out there that have had their defense mechanism withdrawn is what I am talking about...not the few that really know what they are doing.

Really. It's a straw man. It's as corny as the "we need them to overthrow an oppressive gubermint" which is the so silly I can't imagine it being mentioned these days.

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 18, 2012 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: in the Home Provide Greater Health Risk Than Benefit

I'm not getting in to this, but it made me think of my old friends D & E. They would always tell us how badly we need guns in our home to protect from home invasion, yet they both smoked cigarettes and sometimes didn't buckle-up while driving. Always thought that was hilarious. D takes a drag off his Marlboro Red, exhales and continues about the dangers of strangers. HA!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 18, 2012 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: in the Home Provide Greater Health Risk Than Benefit

That is good; yeah, I said I wasn't getting into it TOO, but fell prey once again...maybe I need to go to a training course or some such, eh?

Clearly there needs to be some kind of "posting regulation" installed hereabouts by the feds, right? To keep idiots like me from chiming in on something nonDEAD that I already posted on at length (I hate to say it was the last time such a thing happened here in the US...sad).